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I'm looking to get a crate for Silly, she's 19" long (snout to butt) while the small crates are almost always also 19" long (claimed to be for dogs up to 25 lbs, Silly's only 10.5 lbs). Would a 19" crate be comfortable for her or should I go up to the next size of 24"?



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Bigger is better if you have the space.  Or bring her into a store or see if a friend has one you can size out and see with her in it. 



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I would go with the 24". 19" is too small if Silly is 19" nose to butt.

 

I went with a 19" for my 7.5 lbs dog, and he JUST fits in there. He is 11" base of neck to butt (so def. smaller than your dog). I also have a 24" one for my foster dog, who is probably more around Silly's size, but a bit smaller. She has a lot of space in there, but it's not big enough for her to go potty in one of the corners or something.

 

I highly doubt the 24" could actually accomodate a 25 lbs dog lol but yeah usually weight estimates are rubbish. You really want to measure your dog and make sure he can stand up comfortably and stretch out/lie down comfortably in it :)



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I would go with the bigger size if possible. I have both sizes and the 19" is way to small to keep Betty(16#) in. She can't pick her head up in it. The 24" is comfortable for her though.

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I agree with the others on size. Unless she has potty accidents in a larger one, there's no reason to have the smaller one. 



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I always say that they should be able to stand up and turn around without touching the sides.  



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Thanks everyone, I was just wondering because of the weight claims given for craters. Obviously weight doesn't always relate to actual size of the dog.






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